TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics January 2012

Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, NGX

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced January 2012 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX) and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), as well as TMX Select, TMX Group's alternative trading system.

Highlights

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange increased 7% from December 2011, though it was down 20% compared to January 2011. Transactions were up both from the previous month and from January 2011, with increases of 4% and 1% respectively.

TSX Venture Exchange experienced a 10% increase in trading volume compared to December 2011, though was down 44% compared to January 2011. Transactions were up 15% compared to the previous month, though fell 36% from January 2011.

Volume on MX was up 15% compared to December 2011 and increased 21% from January 2011. Open interest contracts at the end of January 2012 fell 3% from the end of December 2011, though increased 28% compared to the end of January 2011.

Trading and clearing volume on NGX was down 14% in January 2012 from December 2011, and was down 17% compared to January 2011.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  January 2012 December 2011 January 2011
Volume 8,253,327,657 7,731,587,973 10,272,787,459
Value  $112,663,402,119  $107,709,367,918  $133,631,919,750
Transactions 17,401,752 16,705,799 17,167,229
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close  12,452.15 11,955.09 13,551.99
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 393.0 million 386.6 million 513.6 million
Value $5,364.9 million $5,385.5 million $6,681.6 million
Transactions 828,655 835,290 858,361

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011   % Change  
Volume 8,253,327,657 10,272,787,459 -19.7
Value  $112,663,402,119  $133,631,919,750 -15.7
Transactions 17,401,752 17,167,229 +1.4
       
Daily Averages       
Volume 393.0 million 513.6 million -23.5
Value $5,364.9 million $6,681.6 million -19.7
Transactions 828,655 858,361 -3.5

TSX Venture Exchange

  January 2012 December 2011 January 2011
Volume 4,659,783,326 4,248,929,678 8,300,843,136
Value $2,516,260,487 $1,623,247,787 $5,208,861,673
Transactions 838,487 731,012 1,306,754
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close  1,631.75 1,484.66 2,274.55
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 221.9 million 212.4 million            415.0 million
Value            $119.8  million                $81.2 million         $260.4 million
Transactions 39,928 36,551 65,338

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 4,659,783,326 8,300,843,136 -43.9
Value      $2,516,260,487   $5,208,861,673 -51.7
Transactions 838,487 1,306,754 -35.8
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 221.9 million 415.0 million -46.5
Value $119.8 million $260.4 million                        -53.9
Transactions 39,928 65,338                        -38.9

TMX Select*

  January 2012  December 2011   January 2011  
Volume 219,686,900 206,991,300 N/A
Value   $3,010,216,879 $2,338,976,401 N/A
Transactions 672,876 537,526 N/A
       
Daily Averages       
Volume 10.5 million 10.3 million N/A
Value $143.3 million $116.9 million N/A
Transactions 32,042 26,876 N/A

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012   2011    % Change 
Volume 219,686,900 N/A N/A
Value   $3,010,216,879 N/A N/A
Transactions 672,876 N/A N/A
       
Daily Averages       
Volume 10.5 million N/A N/A
Value $143.3 million N/A N/A
Transactions 32,042 N/A N/A

Montreal Exchange

    January 2012     December 2011     January 2011  
Volume (Contracts) 5,161,342 4,490,808 4,249,415
Open Interest (Contracts)  4,418,346 4,543,045 3,460,832

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 5,161,342 4,249,415 + 21.5
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,418,346 3,460,832 + 27.7

NGX

   January 2012   December 2011   January 2011 
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules)  1,170,610 1,360,062 1,413,133

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011  % Change 
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules)    1,170,610   1,413,133 -17.2

* commenced July 11, 2011

**NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.

All figures are as of January 31, 2012.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all January trades are finalized. The previous month's data has been updated to reflect known trade corrections.

TMX Group guarantees neither the completeness nor the accuracy of this information. The information contained in this media release is provided for informational purposes only and you agree not to rely upon the information contained in this media release for any trading, business, or financial purposes.  By using this media release, you expressly agree to the condition that TMX Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in this media release.

Please note that there was a revision made in the December 2011 Consolidated Trading Statistics.

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About TMX Group (TSX-X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

 

SOURCE TSX Group Inc.

For further information:

Aimee Paget
Communications Specialist
TMX Group
416-947-4685
aimee.paget@tmx.com


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